On the international arena America’s role is unclear, if you were hoping that the domestic sphere will be an exception, you are in for a great disappointment; there is a lot of confusion. There are a lot of speculations on what America is and what it stands for. Let us not forgot that this election results like the British referendum stemmed from the dissatisfaction people had with the political system and elite that failed to solve their problems. People when faced with hardships of any kind punish politicians by turning tables on them. The only means for people to make the government pay for not solving their problems and disappointing them is via elections. During elections promises to relief the burden from the shoulders of those suffering the most will be made. To political parties promises are the vehicle that they ride on their way to sit on the throne. , delivering them is another thing. This leads to questions like: Are the forgotten people who gave their voices hoping to have the tides swinging for their favour satisfied? The most vulnerable people are they now doing better? Watching the political rivalry might be fun for the wealthy, but the people care about having and leading better lives. People are searching for those who will help them in meeting their daily obligations.
Anyone who pays a close look to the American politics will notice unprecedented levels of chaos at the white house; one contradicting statement after the other on nearly every statement given to everyone. The public were told that the president is surrounded by generals who will be able to provide lots of insights for him because he is someone who comes from outside of the world of politics. Nobody seems to believe that the generals had succeeded in their mission, even many politicians within the ruling party had commented in a negative way on the way affairs are managed and executed at the White House. They say that a photo stands for one thousand words; images emerging from the White House via various mediums sends a message to the citizens inside United States and people around the world that everyone in their heart would had preferred doing something else than the job that they are doing now, as if everyone was hijacked to serve in their current post. No harmony among the same team, and one wonders if whether or not they are placing the interest of the people above anything else.
Doing some research on the United States president you will notice that in the past he had some kind of awareness and clear opinion on most of the political issues of the time even if many people at the time did seem to oppose the views expressed by him. The version of the president we have today appears as someone unable to make his mind on most of the issues that are facing America be it on the international or local level. Friends and foes can take advantage of the United States lack of focus. Many players in international arena are each eager to finally have their moment to declare themselves as the greatest power and player on the stage.
Added to the contradictions coming out of the White House is the number of people who were going out from this administration, as if there wasn’t a thoroughly examination of whom are the most qualified people to serve in this administration and are most capable to deliver the agenda of this administration. The president did state that he came to improve the conditions for those who were not doing well, but then he mentions that he doesn’t want poor people running the government.
John Kelly the chief of staff who could have played a big role ensuring the smooth sail of the presidency ship appears to be learning on the job. With much pain many people had witnessed the presidency ship every time going right into an iceberg and starting unnecessary conflicts everywhere that could drain the mightiest person power, would brought them to their knees and plus creating distractions from completing tasks at hand. Had there been a wise advisor with a mindset of bringing people together, they would have advised on taking another route. If one’s day revolves around conflicts when do they find time to get things done?
Many had been alarmed by the personality of the chief of staff. After managing to stay out of the spotlight, which contributed to painting him as the most able man to bring an aura of professionalism and a sense of direction to the white house, remarks by John Kelly the chief of staff had made many people to develop new perspective about him and question if images portrayed of him were true at all.
Every time the chief of staff spoke he gave shocking statements like ‘Use that sword with the media, and also the way he addressed the widow of a fallen soldier and the mentor of that deceased soldier.’
Make one questions themselves why a military man and a parent who went through the tragedy of losing a son who was serving in the military isn’t capable of being more understanding and kind? In a talk given by John Kelly he stated that men and women who serve the United States are asking to be respected, one have to bring into awareness that people on the other side too need to be taken into regard and be respected as well.
If you had the notion that the chief of staff will lead the internal stage of the white house like a maestro, and will be setting the tone inside it, just by following most news related to the white house such sentiment will be shattered. Are the affairs and the staff inside the white house at the moment managed and handled correctly, is it a functional house? For many outsiders it looks like a house in disarray.